RT owner forced to register as a foreign agent in the U.S., and Russia vows revenge
The company that owns Moscow-based media outlet RT just registered as a foreign agent with the U.S. Department of Justice.
T&R Productions, LLC filed paperwork under the Foreign Agents Registration Act (FARA) registering as an agent for a Russian government entity, according to the DOJ. This entity, ANO TV-Novosti, is responsible for worldwide broadcasts of the Russian government-funded English-language TV network.
RT reported in September that T&R Productions had received a letter from the DOJ demanding it to register as a foreign agent. The D.C.-based corporation is responsible for the production and operations of RT America. It has operated studios, hired and paid U.S. employees, and produced programming for the Russian network. Read more…